The Architect's Studio Companion

Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118097998

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 4913

The architect's favorite handbook—now in an up-to-date, new edition! The Architect's Studio Companion is the labor-saving design resource that architects, engineers, and builders have relied on for years. Now in its Fifth Edition, this industry standard maintains its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, and life safety systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable designers to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. Complete with a convenient flex binding that lies flat for easy use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fifth Edition gives you quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for the preliminary design of: structural systems; heating, cooling, and electrical systems; building code height and area limits; exit stairways and other egress provisions; accessibility regulations; surface parking and structured parking garages; and daylight provisions. Additionally, this new edition gives you: The most current building codes in the United States and Canada New coverage of passive heating and cooling systems Guidelines for designing for natural ventilation Extensively updated structural design guidelines Packed with useful information, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fifth Edition is the definitive resource that no architect should be without.
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The Architect's Studio Companion

Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471736228

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 5063

The architect's favorite handbook-more informative and easier to use than ever! The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design. Now in a flex binding that makes it even easier to use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fourth Edition provides quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for selecting, configuring, and sizing: * Structural systems * Heating, cooling, and electrical systems * Egress provisions, including exit stairways, parking garages, and parking lots * Daylight provisions The book concludes with precalculated tables of building code height and area limitations.
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The Architect's Studio Companion

Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119092647

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 7165

The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.
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The Architect's Studio Companion

Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119092655

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 7578

The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.
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The Architect's Studio Companion

Technical Guidelines for Preliminary Design

Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 468

View: 7966

No design studio should be without this reference. Beautifully designed, logically organized, and clearly written. Designed for quick access to technical and building code information with readable charts, graphs, tables, and concise learning units. Information presented is useful for buildings of any size and occupancy, from the smallest residence to the largest complex. Page-edge index tabs and a comprehensive system of cross reference guides make for easy access. Illustrated with hundreds of line drawings. Employs both conventional and metric units throughout.
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How Buildings Work

The Natural Order of Architecture

Author: Edward Allen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198036661

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 2863

Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and the range of structural devices that are used for support, from trusses and bearing walls to post-tensioned concrete beams and corbeled vaults. He stresses the importance of intelligent design in dealing with such problems as overheating and overcooling, excessive energy use, leaky roofs and windows, fire safety, and noisy interiors. He serves up some surprises: thermal insulation is generally a better investment than solar collectors; board fences are not effective noise barriers; there's one type of window that can be left open during a rainstorm. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Center, sick building syndrome, and EIFS failures and how they could have been prevented. Allen also highlights the array of amazing new building materials now available, such as self-cleaning glass, photovoltaics, transparent ceramics, cloud gel, and super-high-strength concrete and structural fibers. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone--from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction--to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing.
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Form and Forces

Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures

Author: Edward Allen,Waclaw Zalewski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174259

Category: Architecture

Page: 640

View: 6670

Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.
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The Structural Basis of Architecture

Author: Bjorn N. Sandaker,Arne P. Eggen,Mark R. Cruvellier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135666806

Category: Architecture

Page: 414

View: 8695

This is a book about structures that shows students how to "see" structures as integral to architecture, and how knowledge of structures is the basis for understanding both the mechanical and conceptual aspects inherent to the art of building. Analyzing the structural principles behind many of the best known works of architecture from past and present alike, this book places the subject within a contemporary context. The subject matter is approached in a qualitative and discursive manner, and is illustrated by many photographs of architectural projects and structural behaviour diagrams. This new edition is revised and updated throughout, includes worked-out examples, and is perfect as either an introductory structures course text or as a designer’s sourcebook for inspiration.
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Architectural Detailing

Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics

Author: Edward Allen,Patrick Rand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118881990

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 7217

"Reviews recent built works and extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or for additional aspects of existing patterns"--
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Down Detour Road

An Architect in Search of Practice

Author: Eric J. Cesal

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262289059

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 8569

I paused at the stoop and thought this could be the basis of a good book. The story of a young man who went deep into the bowels of the academy in order to understand architecture and found it had been on his doorstep all along. This had an air of hokeyness about it, but it had been a tough couple of days and I was feeling sentimental about the warm confines of the studio which had unceremoniously discharged me upon the world. -- from Down Detour RoadWhat does it say about the value of architecture that as the world faces economic and ecological crises, unprecedented numbers of architects are out of work? This is the question that confronted architect Eric Cesal as he finished graduate school at the onset of the worst financial meltdown in a generation. Down Detour Road is his journey: one that begins off-course, and ends in a hopeful new vision of architecture. Like many architects of his generation, Cesal confronts a cold reality. Architects may assure each other of their own importance, but society has come to view architecture as a luxury it can do without. For Cesal, this recognition becomes an occasion to rethink architecture and its value from the very core. He argues that the times demand a new architecture, an empowered architecture that is useful and relevant. New architectural values emerge as our cultural values shift: from high risks to safe bets, from strong portfolios to strong communities, and from clean lines to clean energy.This is not a book about how to run a firm or a profession; it doesn't predict the future of architectural form or aesthetics. It is a personal story -- and in many ways a generational one: a story that follows its author on a winding detour across the country, around the profession, and into a new architectural reality.
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Architect's Studio Handbook

Author: Terry L. Patterson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780070494466

Category: Architecture

Page: 689

View: 4531

Develop design and working drawings more efficiently Packed with useful hands-on information for both schematic design and computer-assisted working drawings, Architect’s Studio Handbook is the ideal tool for every architect who wants handy rules-of-thumb, convenient graphic conventions, and easy-to-find answers in diagrams, charts, and drawings -- all in a stay-open, flex-binding format. Author/architect Terry Patterson’s complete, up-to-date, information-packed guide helps you: Immediately locate essential building design technical data Recognize code compliance problems typical of drawings submitted for building permits See what is expected by government agencies and other clients with repetitive building programs Get tips from practitioners in international and design-build practices Apply advice from engineers on selection and organization of building systems Determine acceptable ranges for components in building technology More!
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Integrated Buildings

The Systems Basis of Architecture

Author: Leonard R. Bachman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471467748

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 9394

An "anatomical" study of building systems integration with guidelines for practical applications Through a systems approach to buildings, Integrated Buildings: The Systems Basis of Architecture details the practice of integration to bridge the gap between the design intentions and technical demands of building projects. Analytic methods are introduced that illustrate the value, benefit, and application of systems integration, as well as guidelines for selecting technical systems in the conceptual, schematic, and design development stages of projects. Landmark structures such as Eero Saarinen's John Deere Headquarters, Renzo Piano's Kansai International Airport, Glenn Murcutt's Magney House, and Richard Rogers's Lloyd's of London headquarters are presented as part of an extensive collection of case studies organized into seven categories: Laboratories Offices Pavilions Green Architecture High Tech Architecture Airport Terminals Residential Architecture Advanced material is provided on methods of integration, including an overview of integration topics, the systems basis of architecture, and the integration potential of various building systems. An expanded case study of Ibsen Nelsen's design for the Pacific Museum of Flight is used to demonstrate case study methods for tracing integration through any work of architecture. Visually enhanced with more than 300 illustrations, diagrams, and photographs, Integrated Buildings: The Systems Basis of Architecture is a valuable reference guide for architecture and civil engineering students, as well as architects, engineers, and other professionals in the construction industry.
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How Architects Write

Author: Tom Spector,Rebecca Damron

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317366263

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

View: 8632

How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design in both student and professional examples. This fully updated edition features more than 50 color images, a new chapter on online communication, and sections on critical reading, responding to requests for proposals, the design essay, storyboarding, and much more. It also includes resources for how to write history term papers, project descriptions, theses, proposals, research reports, specifications, field reports, client communications, post-occupancy evaluations, and emailed meeting agendas, so that you can navigate your career from school to professional practice.
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Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment

Author: Reyner Banham

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226036984

Category: Architecture

Page: 319

View: 6178

Describes the one hundred year history of internal atmosphere and light management systems from convection-duct ventilation to solar-wall heating
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Fundamentals of Building Construction

Materials and Methods

Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118138910

Category: Architecture

Page: 1024

View: 2397

Note from the publisher: Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.
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Heating, Cooling, Lighting

Design Methods for Architects

Author: Norbert Lechner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 620

View: 4922

* Qualitative graphic approach to understanding the techniques of heating, cooling, and lighting reflects the decision-making approach of architects and students. * Useful appendices provide sun path diagrams and solar site evaluation tools. Appendices new to this edition include practical checklists of strategies and issues in evaluating energy use in the building design stage, and an annotated list of helpful sustainability videos to use in class, professional meetings, or with clients. * A new chapter on photovoltaics discusses their use as an ideal energy source, offers design options, and case studies as well as their future role in building design. * A new chapter on sustainable "green" design includes case studies and examples of water conservation measures, effects from energy production and consumption, and an analysis of indoor air quality. * Mathematical formulas are excerpted from the text and appear in side boxes, so they don't cloud the text with overly-technical information.
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Materials for Architectural Design

Author: Victoria Ballard Bell,Patrick Rand

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694803

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

View: 6811

This book is aimed at students of architecture and young practising architects. Through its detailed descriptions of glass, concrete, wood, metals and plastics - covering their unique properties, histories and various forms. Each section features 10-12 case studies including plans, sections, elevations and details, together with colour photographs illustrating the inspired and widely varied ways in which these materials can be applied.
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Heating, Cooling, Lighting

Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Author: Norbert Lechner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111858242X

Category: Architecture

Page: 720

View: 2973

Sustainable environmental control through building design Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contribute to the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimize mechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the building by siting, building design, and landscaping to maximize natural heating, cooling, and lighting. This new fourth edition includes new information on integrated design strategies and designing for the Tropics. Resources include helpful case studies, checklists, diagrams, and a companion website featuring additional cases, an image bank, and instructor materials. Designing buildings that require less energy to heat, cool, and light means allowing the natural energy of the sun and wind to reduce the burden on the mechanical and electrical systems. Basic design decisions regarding size, orientation, and form have a great impact on the sustainability, cost, and comfort of a building. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting provides detailed guidance for each phase of a design project. Readers will: Understand the concept of sustainability as applied to energy sources Review the basic principles of thermal comfort, and the critical role of climate Learn the fundamentals of solar responsive design, including active and passive solar systems as well as photovoltaics Discover how siting, architectural design, and landscaping can reduce the requirements for mechanical and electrical systems In sustainable design, mechanical, and electrical systems should be used to only accomplish what the architect could not by the design of the building itself. With this in mind, designers require a comprehensive understanding of both the properties of energy and the human factors involved in thermal comfort. Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the complete, industry-leading resource for designers interested in sustainable environmental control.
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Materials for Architects and Builders

Author: Arthur Lyons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317667360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 9016

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.
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Analysing Architecture

Author: Simon Unwin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041530685X

Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 400

'Analysing Architecture' presents an introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design, thereby offering a greater understanding of architecture's creative disciplines and allowing readers to develop their own design capacities.
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